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Martin Luther King Day: 10 memorable MLK quotes

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The civil rights leader was also one of the most famed orators in American history. Here are a collection of 10 MLK quotes.

By Aaron Couch, Contributor

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial site, which is currently under construction, is seen through mesh and scaffolding in Washington, on Thursday.

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1. 'Hate cannot drive out hate'

'Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.' –Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community

At the height of his career, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave 450 speeches and traveled more than 325,000 miles per year. All told, his speeches and writings fill hundreds of pages, but it’s not all unique material. Throughout his career, Dr. King often reused lines in his speeches, including this one, which popped up in several places throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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